Cassese 969 smart stop or no smart stop?

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Cassese 969 smart stop or no smart stop?

Postby tebbles » Tue May 22, 2018 11:06 pm

I'm purchasing a 969 and wondering what peoples opinions are on the smart stop, is it worth the huge price tag? We are bespoke framers, so not too many jobs of 100+ same frames. Will we regret not getting it?
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Re: Cassese 969 smart stop or no smart stop?

Postby China shop » Wed May 23, 2018 9:10 am

We've got the saw but not the smart stop. I saw one in action a few weeks ago in another frame shop and I must admit I wish we had it, but can't really justify the price tag on it.
The sliding scale the saw comes with is OK, but it has a little bit of play in it so you do have to be careful when measuring.
My advise for what it's worth is, if you can afford it and justify the high price you'll be glad you got it.
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Re: Cassese 969 smart stop or no smart stop?

Postby Not your average framer » Wed May 23, 2018 9:33 pm

I don't know what the smart stop is, but one tends to assume that anything which is supposed to be smart, probably contains some expensive technology. If this assumption is correct, you might be paying the extra money for something else which one day go wrong and cost an unknown amount to get it fixed. If you don't actually need it, perhaps there are better things you could do with that much money.
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Re: Cassese 969 smart stop or no smart stop?

Postby Framerpicture » Thu May 24, 2018 6:23 pm

We've been using a smart stop for about 5 years now and I would highly recommend it for a bespoke framer. Its robust very accurate and easy to use :D
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